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Toward a Social History of the American Civil War Exploratory Essays

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ISBN-10: 0521395593

ISBN-13: 9780521395595

Edition: 1990

Authors: Maris A. Vinovskis

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The American Civil War has been the subject of thousands of books and articles, but only a small fraction of this literature examines the impact of the war on society and on the lives of the participants. This volume of essays, which focuses on the North, is intended as an initial reconnaissance by social historians into the study of the Civil War. The first essay, 'Have Social Historians Lost the Civil War?' places the war in the broader context of other American wars by comparing casualty rates. The essay also examines rates of enlistment for the North and the South, and the significance of pensions for Union soldiers and their windows. Subsequent essays look at the support for the war in…    
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Book details

List price: $24.99
Copyright year: 1990
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 9/28/1990
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 216
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Introduction
Have social historians lost the Civil war? some preliminary demographic speculations
Community and war: the Civil war experience of two New Hampshire towns
The northern soldier and his community
Voluntarism in wartime: Philadelphia's great central fair
The Civil war and municipal government in Chicago
Who joined the grand army? three case studies in the construction of Union veteranhood, 1866-1900
'Such is the price we pay': American widows and the Civil war oension system
Index